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Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery

Dental laser technology is becoming more and more popular for the treatment of periodontal, or gum, disease. Laser treatment offers many distinct advantages for treating this problem, including greater preservation of natural gum tissue, enhanced healing, quicker recovery times, and less pain. LANAP and LAPIP are both laser technologies that are used to treat gum disease. LANAP is used to treat gum disease that is found around natural teeth, while LAPIP is used to treat gum disease that occurs around dental implants.

Gum Disease Around Natural Teeth

LANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a non-invasive treatment for periodontal disease that can usually be done in two dental office visits. It involves the use of a dental laser to remove infected gum tissue while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible. There is no need for a scalpel or for stitches with this treatment, and also less potential for infection afterwards, since the laser kills bacteria. This encourages the growth of healthy new gum tissue, and recovery is quick and uncomplicated.

Gum Disease Around Dental Implants

LAPIP, or Laser Peri-Implantitis treatment, is done when there is an infection of gum tissue that surrounds dental implants. Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically implanted in the jaw bone, allowing a new tooth to be built around them in the form of a dental crown. An infection around an implant can cause the implant to become unstable. LAPIP removes the infected tissue and encourages healthy tissue to grow around the implant, securing it in place.

Call to Schedule an Appointment With a Pennsylvania LANAP and LAPIP Dentist Today

If you have gum disease around a natural tooth or an implant and want to learn more about LANAP and LAPIP, call to schedule an appointment with a Pennsylvania LANAP and LAPIP dentist today. At Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, we offer the latest in dental laser technology for any type of gum disease. We serve the cities of Paoli, Malvern, West Philadelphia, Frazier, West Chester, Norristown, Wayne, Berwyn, Chesterbrook, Devault and surrounding communities.  Visit our web page at, or call us at 610-550-3333 and let us discuss dental laser treatment for gum disease with you today.